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Ciminelli among leaders at Masters

Cheektowaga’s Ryan Ciminelli entered Friday’s final two rounds of match play in third place at the Barbasol PBA Players Championship in Columbus, Ohio.

Ciminelli (7,895 through 32 games) was 65 pins back of leader Graham Fach of Ontario, Canada (7,960). Fach is competing in just his second PBA event.

Also making the top 24 among local entrants was John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda (7,428, 17th place). Lackawanna’s Jack Jurek was eliminated with 5,341, good for 35th place. He earned $1,200.

After play on Friday, the top five advance to Sunday’s stepladder finals on ESPN at 1 p.m.